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RATINGS: 1885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin brown head. Aroma is faint with chocolate, ice cream, and a hint of espresso. Flavor is balanced well with sweet malts, cream, and chocolate. Well carbonate, maybe too much. Finishes very creamy and smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Wow, one great stout after another. Today I went to the store and noticed all bells november stouts in singles! I snagged a variety sixpack of them....... As for the rate-- This was a very sweet stout. Not too creamy though..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Dark opaque with a thin chocolate head. Aroma: chocolate, roast, and toffee. Flavor: sweet coffee and a slight smokiness, yet very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle picked up in Charlottesville, VA. Pours dark black with a nice big beige head. super creamy, but super flavorful too, especially as it warms. Great combination of complexity and quaffability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmather (160) - Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Nice classic cream stout. As Colonel Potter said, "Not enough o’s in smooth to describe this one" The roastiness is there, but subdued and lots of flavor here. One of the few stouts that I could use as a session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 (bottle) Pours like motor oil with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and hints of mocha. Lots of carbonation, clashing with malts, strong cofee presence; unpleasant chalking taste. Slight bitter after taste thats relatively clean. Overated! Try their porter. ________________________________ I take back what I said! Turns out that the reason it tasted chalky is because I drank it out of mulike stein. Much better in an eglish pint. Very good sout. How could I actually consider that this brewery could make a bad stout! My apologies. My original review was a 2.9 overall.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2007
One of my favorites. Almost black with a tiny tan head. Light aroma of chocolate and caramel. Tastes of chocolate and roasted nuts. Very little alcohol taste despite being 7.5%. Its not as creamy as I epected but still very excellent. Washes hot wing sauce away like nothing else.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours black in color with a small tan head. Aroma or roasted coffee and chocolate. Intial malty chocolate flavor and finishes with a burn coffee taste. Pretty tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours dark black/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is typical stout-smell... chocolate and coffee with neither overwhelming the other. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel and flavor, chocolate, coffee, vegetable soup (Bells stouts tend to remind me of vegetable soup for some reason...?) Well balanced, full-bodied. This is a good beer, but there’s really nothing especially unique about it. If I had to teach someone what a stout tastes like, I would choose this to sample first.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (157) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Black with tan head. Malty aroma with slight chocolate. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, chocolate/coffee and mild. Dry finish. This beer got better upon the second and third tastings.


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